Definition of hemiplegia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Paralysis of one side of the body.

    • ‘About three years ago, she suffered a stroke that resulted in complete left-sided hemiplegia.’
    • ‘Seven years earlier, he had been hospitalized because of the sudden onset of right hemiplegia and aphasia.’
    • ‘Fuentes has numerous stories of the people who have chosen indoor rowing, including a friend with hemiplegia who uses indoor rowing as part of his rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Preventing recurrent falls in patients with nonmodifiable risks such as hemiplegia or joint deformities can be more challenging.’
    • ‘Sarah, who suffers from hemiplegia and only has the full use of one hand, hopes her success will inspire other youngsters with disabilities.’
    immobility, powerlessness, lack of sensation, numbness, deadness, incapacity, debilitation
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Early 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēmiplēgia, from hemi- ‘half’ + plēgē ‘stroke’.